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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lonaconing, Maryland Historical Markers

Photos of Lefty with the Baltimore Orioles image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones, September 17, 2019
Photos of Lefty with the Baltimore Orioles
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Baltimore Orioles (1920 - 1924)
In the middle of the 1920 season, John "Jack" Dunn I signed Grove with the Baltimore Orioles of the International League, a minor league team. Grove led the league in strikeouts during his four seasons with the Orioles, and the team won the league . . . — Map (db m139849) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Coming Home to Lonaconing
In 1929, Grove opened "Lefty's Place"—a duckpin and ten-pin bowling alley and pool hall located diagonally from Lefty Grove Memorial Park, on Union Street. He operated the establishment, with help during the baseball season, until 1961. . . . — Map (db m139842) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Daniel Cresap
Daniel Cresap, pioneer settler, gave his name to Dan's Mountain and Dan's Rock. Born in 1728 near Havre de Grace, MD., son of Colonel Thomas Cresap. Fought in French and Indian War. By first wife, unknown, had one son; by second wife, Ruth . . . — Map (db m98538) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Dedicated to Mary E. Myers 1914 - 2008
Mary led the effort in forming the Lonaconing Furnace Park Association for preserving the Lonaconing Iron Furnace, now a historic landmark, and in establishing the community park at this location. Revered and beloved as a public school teacher for . . . — Map (db m139086) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — First Successful Coke Fired Iron Furnace in America Fired May 9, 1839 - Closed 1856
Named to the National Register of Historic Places — June 19, 1973 Presented by the Preservation Society of Allegany County, Inc. May 1974 — Map (db m139084) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — George's Creek Coal and Iron Company (1837-1855) (Lonaconing Iron Furnace)
Midway between the towns of Frostburg and Westernport stands the Lonaconing Iron Furnace - a mute reminder of a once important industry in the George's Creek valley. The George's Creek Coal & Iron Company was founded in 1835. In 1836, an act of . . . — Map (db m139083) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — In Honor and Remembrance
In Honor and Remembrance of the Heroes and Victims in the Fight Against Terrorism and to Celebrate the Enduring Spirit of All Americans — Map (db m139065) WM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Lonaconing Veterans Memorial
Sacred to the memory of the boys of our community who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War II 1941 - 1945 Pvt. James G. Allan S.Sgt. Harry Atkinson T.Sgt. Porter Broadwater Pvt. Thomas D. Gallagher P.F.C. Alvin Neat . . . — Map (db m139067) WM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Lonaconing's Tumultuous Past
Founded in 1837 by the Georges Creek Coal and Iron Company, Lonaconing has endured its share of disasters. On September 7, 1881, a devastating fire wiped out the entire business district. Although the town rebuilt, the community suffered through at . . . — Map (db m139064) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Our Heroes The Honored Dead of Lonaconing, Maryland The World War, 1917 - 1918 —
In loving memory of those who heard the call and answered it. ★ ★ ★ Died over seas Brigadier General James F. McIndoe Capt. Gustave A. Schaidt Pvt. William S. Brown Killed in . . . — Map (db m139074) WM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Philadelphia Athletics (1925 - 1933)
In 1925, following a stellar four-and-a-half-year stint in the minor leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, Grove began his major league career with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. Struggling with pitching control during his rookie year, Grove . . . — Map (db m139848) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Red Sox (1934 - 1941)
At the end of the 1933 season, Grove signed with Tom Yawkey's Boston Red Sox, where he would spend the last eight years of his career. He won four more ERA titles with the Red Sox and became a member of major league baseball's elite 300-win club on . . . — Map (db m139846) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove Born March 6, 1900 - Died May 22, 1975
A native of Lonaconing, Lefty Grove was one of baseball's all-time great pitchers. In 17 seasons (1925-1941) as a Major Leaguer, he won 300 games and lost 141 for a .680 percentage. Pitching for Philadelphia and Boston, he led the American . . . — Map (db m139077) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — The Early Years — Lonaconing, Maryland
Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was born in the Charlestown section of Lonaconing, Md., on March 6, 1900, to John and Emma Catherine (Beeman) Grove. Raised in a coal mining community during times of desperate poverty, young Grove had to abandon his . . . — Map (db m139851) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Turnbull Mine Car
Bill Turnbull was the original owner of the coal car. The car was removed from the Turnbull mine in 1985. Second owner of the car was Bob Phillips. The car was then used as a decorative yard item. In 1987 the car was moved to the . . . — Map (db m139087) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Vietnam Memorial
With pride, we honor all those who served and those who died during the war in Vietnam 1959 to 1975 — Map (db m139076) WM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Welcome to "Lefty" Grove Memorial Park
This collaboration project, in memory of one of baseball's greatest pitchers, began in October 2014 with the formation of "The Lefty Grove Memorial Committee." A labor of hometown love, the park honors Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove — recognizing . . . — Map (db m139845) HM

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